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Daily Digest - Friday, 14 July 2017

Tobacco industry gathers signatures to overturn SF’s menthol ban

Big tobacco is coming for San Francisco. Less than a month after a law banning flavored tobacco sales — including menthol — was approved by the Board of Supervisors, the tobacco industry is gathering signatures in The City to overturn it. “We’re trying to overturn the ban,” said Jaime Rojas, [...] who added that the “government has overreached on this issue.”


Exposed: big tobacco's behind-the-scenes 'astroturf' campaign to change vaping laws

Tobacco giant Philip Morris is running an under-the-radar campaign to convince federal politicians to legalise e-cigarettes containing nicotine, with anti-smoking campaigners accusing the company of using the same "astroturf" tactics it used in its fight against plain packaging. The multinational has been using its offshoot smokers' rights lobby group [...] to contact Australian smokers and vapers


Tobacco intervention for persons with serious mental illness: what works?

Tobacco intervention for persons with serious mental illness: what works? Presented by Professor kevin McGirr at GFN 2017 in Warsaw Poland.


E-cigarette Australia: Health experts don’t want to ‘sacrifice’ smokers, [...]

[...] According to the experts, Australians should also be allowed their daily hit without the toxic smoke that does harm to the human body. Currently, even though e-cigarettes are legal Down Under, possession or sale of the nicotine used in them are not. This needs to change, according to the head of Australian Drug Law Reform Foundation Dr. Alex Wodak.


World’s tobacco firms are on a roll even as China market shrinks

Tobacco industry is bucking the declining consumption trend, although experts expect China to lead a new wave of volume decline as Beijing steps up its anti-smoking campaign amid increasing health concerns. Against the overall consumption slump, there are signs that the world’s tobacco giants stand a chance of returning to the heyday, after delivering a “stronger performance” in 2016, a recent study showed.


'Image is everything' Justyna Lipowicz

'Image is everything' , the influence of media on the perception of the e-cigarette industry in Poland.


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